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Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)

A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.

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Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Gail Sheridan ...
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Lilli Marsh
Morris Ankrum ...
Blackie (as Stephen Morris)
William Janney ...
Buddy Cassidy
Irving Bacon ...
Peg Leg Holden
Grant Richards ...
Bob Claiborne
John Beck ...
Editor Bob Saunders
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Luke (credit only)
Ernie Adams ...
Assayer Benson
Joe Rickson ...
Henchman Buck
Ray Whitley ...
Davis
Claude Smith ...
Henchman Dugan
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Storyline

When a miner is murdered before he can file his claim, Editor Saunders sends for Hoppy. Now the new Marshal, Hoppy learns Lilli Marsh owns the murdered miner's claim and her henchman Blackie was the killer. After Hoppy and the ranchers take care of Blackie's gang, Hoppy goes alone to face Blackie and Lilli. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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She was more ruthless than any man...and more dangerous! See more »


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16 October 1936 (USA)  »

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A texasi seriff  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The seventh of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Peg Leg arrives in town, in a couple of the shots Irving Bacon's right foot is clearly visible behind him, indicating that the bottom half of his right leg has been strapped behind him. See more »

Quotes

Editor Bob Saunders: [dying] I want you to help make this part of the country a fit place for people to live.
Hopalong Cassidy: [solemnly] I'll do my best, Bob.
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Follows Hop-Along Cassidy (1935) See more »

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Camptown Races
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
Played in the Crystal Slipper saloon
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Another of the GREAT early Hoppy films!!
26 December 2004 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

*Hopalong Cassidy Returns* is the seventh in the HC series, released in late 1936, and with William Janney (Buddy Cassidy) standing in for James Ellison (Johnny Nelson) as Hoppy's mischievous sidekick, in this case his own brother. William Boyd as Hoppy is back, this time as a new town Marshal bent on cleaning out corrupt saloon owner Lili Marsh. A number of the familiar early Cassidy 'heavies' are here; Joe Rickson, Ernie Adams, Morris Ankrum (appearing as Steven Morris), and Al St John. George 'Gabby' Hayes is back in yet another incarnation of the fuzzy headed 'Windy'. Practically all these early Hoppy films were tongue-in-cheek, and this one is no exception. Fast-paced action leading up to an exciting climax, with great fun having been had by all. Recommended!!


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